Product Announcement – Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON) Canada has released Output Factory 1.5.58, a compatibility update to its professional automation solution for printing, exporting and file conversion from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and versatile output options.
The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The update also fixes an issue in which the app could stall when processing a large number of files under certain conditions, and makes InDesign CS5 the lowest supported version of InDesign. An earlier version for InDesign CS3 and CS4 is available upon request.
“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Contents Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”
Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:
8 Output multiple InDesign files automatically
* Save groups of settings as workflows
* Export InDesign files as single pages
* Output to several formats with one click
* Update modified links automatically
* Variable output file names
* Insert text from InDesign document into output file name.
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Preflight InDesign files and skip errors
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory requires macOS 10.6-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.